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Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick will be missed

We were deeply saddened to hear the news that Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick died in August.

A previous vice president of the British Lung Foundation, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick was one of the lung specialists who worked with Professor Sir Malcolm Green to found the charity back in 1984.

She was a very active supporter of the BLF, providing us with significant amounts of clinical support.

She spent most of her career practising as a physician at the Brompton Hospital, a hospital that we still have strong links with today.

She had an international reputation for her work in medicine and lung research, publishing over 200 papers, but the care of her patients was always her priority. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening and was a great companion, with a mischievous sense of humour. She published an autobiography, Living Medicine, in 2005.

Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick was the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians, a pioneer in her field and a role model for women entering the field of medicine. She was a role model for women entering the field of medicine.

Our thoughts go out to all her family and friends. She will be missed.

Penny Woods talks about the Battle for Breath


Penny is the CEO of the British Lung Foundation

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18 September 2017